True Spartans

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First off, congrats to everyone that ran the Spartan Super this last weekend, that was a very hard course, one of the hardest I’ve ever seen. We had a great time leading warm ups and helping some of you learn to climb the ropes. We can’t help but be inspired by some of your stories […]

Independent Review: Blonyx HMB

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I have finally completed another long term test on a supplement that is widely seen as beneficial in the strength training and endurance worlds. I had never really considered using this product before I saw an ad for it mixed in with my order of FitAid (which I liked, and still use). After reading the […]

Become the Hardest Person Anyone Will Ever Try to Kill

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I know, I know, it’s been a few weeks since we last posted on this blog. It’s been a little hectic here both at work and at home, and frankly school is being a pain, so this had to get put on the back burner for a bit. With that being said, I felt it […]

Memorial Day

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Tomorrow is Memorial Day, for many of you that means BBQs, family meals, and the beginning of summer. For those that have worn a uniform or those that love them, this day means much more. This is the day we remember our friends and our brother and sisters that paid the ultimate price in defense […]

BattleFrog Review (Salt Lake City 2016)

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As many of you know I love everything outdoors, granted I haven’t been able to get out as much as I’d like so far this year (thanks school), but I am committed to changing that this summer. To kick things off I decided to do the BattleFrog obstacle race out at the Miller Sports Park […]

Pillar #2: Endurance

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I’ve talked about the importance of strength and why that’s central for overall health and injury prevention. This time, lets talk a bit about endurance. I love endurance and many of you know I come from a heavy endurance background. As a former professional cyclist and special operations soldier I learned how to suffer and […]

What information should you trust?

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So this week’s blog will be relatively short but very important. This day and age there are articles on fitness and nutrition everywhere you look. Friends plaster stuff on their wall on facebook, you see them in all the magazines and you hear them from word of mouth by people who are in the industry. […]

Initial Impression: NOBULL shoes

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So as Coach Chris’ last post stated, we are not Crossfit. We as coaches and many of our clients have been rocking the Reebok Crossfit Nanos for awhile now. And while they are a great shoe, we are not too keen on the fact it has Crossfit plastered on the sides. So in our search […]

The Difference Between Mtn Fitness and Crossfit

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This last week brought some new things to light, namely that our program is being confused for the largest trend to hit fitness in the last 20 years. The coaches here are RFT Coaching do not hate Crossfit, in fact I hold a level 1 Crossfit coach certification. I used their system for awhile when I […]

Being fit doesn’t mean looking perfect

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This weeks blog is going to be my rant about people who claim to be “fit” or “in shape” when in fact they are far from it. I’ve seen a lot of people on Instagram or other social media with their usernames as “blahblah_fit” or something to that effect. Now a solid 50-60% of these […]

Independant FITAID Review 4-10-16

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The coaches here at RFT Coaching are always testing out new products and passing on the info to all of you, our readers and clients. This particular test is on FitAid. This product is not entirely new, but they do have some backing. Spartan Race passes them out after events, another fitness company we will […]

Why Strength Standards?

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Alright everyone, we’ve spent the last couple of weeks talking about goals, what a good and bad goals look like. Then Matt talked a little about the difference between training with a purpose and just going through the motions. Now it’s time to address the strength standards. So, why would we place strength standards on […]

Training vs Working out

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So lately I have been asked a lot of questions as to why I refer to my time in the gym as “training” sessions and not “working out”. Many people out there do not understand the difference between the two terms. These terms are not interchangeable. So I am here to explain in my mind […]

Time to Rethink Your Goals

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Well boys and girls, it’s that time of year again. The sun is starting to come out, the parks are starting to come alive again and of course people are dropping out of the gym like rats from a sinking ship. Why are all the people who had weight loss goals suddenly ditching their fitness plans […]